We asked the community to share their favorite quotes and affirmations with us. Check some of those out below.

Holly Amber Church | Film Composer

As silly as some might think it is, my favorite quote is “Be excellent to each other” from Bill and Ted. It is simple and yet perfect. For me, that really boils down to the main thing we need to be doing in life – let’s just treat one another with kindness and respect. Read more>>

Rob Grad | Sculptural Artist, Author, Musician

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou I love this quote. It applies to me personally, but also to us all, collectively, as a society. Progress isn’t always pretty. And it’s easy to say, “I know that.” But when I’m in the weeds, in the thick of a crisis, or a difficult time, I have a tendency to think, “This is bad. This is different.” But it’s almost always not. The love of my life dumped me once and I wanted to die. It took me two years to pull it together, but when I finally emerged, I wound up in one of the most creative, fun and exciting periods of my life. But when it was bad, I never thought I’d get out of it. Read more>>

Fanny Ara | Flamenco Dancer

“Dance is music made visible” by George Balanchine And “the body says what words cannot” by Martha Graham Those two quotes resume why i chose dance to be my life. I was always a musician; I went for more than a decade to the conservatory of music playing piano. I also took theater classes….. but something was missing. I wanted to have a creative way to express myself fully. I think those two quotes resume this desire very well. Dance has been my life from a very young age and is what has kept me sane. I wouldn’t know how to express myself in any other way. Read more>>

Dee Hilfiger | creative director for Dee Ocleppo and Judith Leiber

“Keep Calm and Carry On” I love this quote as it is relevant in every situation, whether personal or business. It is so important to keep a cool head, and not make decisions out of fear or impulse. Read more>>

Kateryna Dronova | Actress

My favorite quote is “What a dishonor to just bend down and obey fate” by Lesya Ukrainka. She is Ukrainian writer and poet who has been proven the value of this aphorism with her own life as she was a very active participant of the nationalist and feminist movements in early 20th century Ukraine. For me this quote and the writer herself are an example of the unfolded power that a woman can posses. Read more>>

Kyle “Lew” Lewis | Owner/Founder of Bac N The Day Vintage

I actually have a few favorite quotes. They all play a significant roll in the way I move. “Tomorrow isn’t promised, but it usually comes.” – Nat Lewis “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X “It’s cliché to say, work hard, don’t quit. I would really say find yourself and find…what’s the motivating force behind you? And build around that.” – Nip Hussle “If you gone be your own boss, then you gotta trust your own vision.” – Spitta. Read more>>